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Avoid pruning evergreen shrubs in the fall.
Mar 30, Spirea bushes with red fall foliage and dead flowers blossoms are ready for a prune. Plan on pruning a spirea bush at least twice a year. Regular, scheduled trimming promotes good health and new growth.
Removal of dead or excess branches allows sunlight better penetration to the interior and lower bushfalling.barted Reading Time: 5 mins. Mar 02, You can also shape the shrub at this time.
More drastically cutting back spirea should occur in the fall or in late winter to early spring. Remove any dead branches and use this trimming to shape the shrub. Cutting it way back will stimulate new growth in tighter clusters so that you can get a more rounded, compact shrub shape. You can also shape the shrub at this time. More drastically cutting back spirea should occur in the fall or in late winter to early spring.
The two main trimming periods, in early spring and after blooming, are most important to do each year, but you can also trim your spirea as needed throughout any season.